Health Policy / Technical Advisor at Strategic Workforce Solutions

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Job Title: Health Policy / Technical Advisor

Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Contract (13 Months)

Job Descriptions

  • The successful candidate will work on a Fixed-Term basis (full time) for the duration of the Contract, which is estimated to last for 13 months from January 2021.
  • The Health Technical Advisor (HTA), serves as the source of Health Technical support for designated Programs and Interventions.
  • The HTA provides technical expertise and collaborates in the designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities / projects with a particular focus on health systems areas of health governance and quality improvement.
  • He / She interfaces between the field staff in the designated Programs, the Programs Managers, the Project Managers and Senior Management.
  • The role cuts across the wide range of health issues that the organisation focuses it advocacy work in.
  • He / She will be responsible for conducting analyses and providing evidence for the public health initiatives
  • He / She provides project management support for various programs being implemented by the Organization and contributes to identifying bottlenecks and corrective steps to achieve the expected outcomes
  • He / She will be responsible for building a business case for health including conducting cost-effectiveness and/or cost-benefit analysis, modelling the impact of investments on mortality, morbidity and health status in the health sector
  • Take an active role in monitoring and evaluation of projects and provide feedback to the team on the progress of various components- the achievements and slow-moving areas.
  • Updating the monitoring indicators of projects on a regular basis based on the project data and studies; preparing reports based on the information generated by projects for policy purposes as well as to strengthen the information collection methods on a regular basis
  • Provide input on budgets required for project delivery
  • Conduct technical training and ongoing technical coaching for Program Managers
  • Work with Programme Managers to help analyze data that informs periodic review and course correction as needed
  • Participate in and advise on strategic health initiatives, and partnerships with other organisations
  • Engage in policy brief writing focused on key Organizational advocacy issues, maternal health, Immunisation, nutrition etc

Job Requirements

  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree with 10-17 years of work experience;
  • Technical Skills: Sound Knowledge of health policy
  • Proficient Skills in Technical Writing
  • Ability to translate Technical documents into advocacy messages
  • Sound knowledge & experience in Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Sound knowledge & experience in managing and overseeing health programs
  • Hands-on experience carrying out health-related advocacy
  • Proven ability to build the technical knowledge/ability of team members
  • Proficient Skills in managing diverse projects
  • A thorough understanding of Health Program design and development
  • Sound knowledge of the Nigerian health system and key health system actors
  • Ability to initiate and see-through policy reforms through collaborative and consensus-building approaches
  • Professional certification in Project Management is an added advantage

Application Closing Date
21st December, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: [email protected] using the “Job title” applied for as the subject of the email.

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